Due to the growth of our Clinical Operations team for the global Early Oncology Clinical Programs, Acerta Pharma in Oss has several vacancies for talented Global Clinical Study Managers and Senior Global Clinical Study Managers.
This is a great opportunity to work together with your colleagues from both Acerta Pharma and AstraZeneca in the UK and US. In this role you are a key member of the cross functional study team and you are responsible for delivering and managing the operational activities.
(Senior) Global Clinical Study Managers
Full-time (32-36-hour working week negotiable)
At Acerta Pharma you will get the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the development of early phase oncology studies whilst working in the dynamic field of oncology. That is why these positions are interesting!
As a (Senior) Global Clinical Study Manager you are responsible for managing one or more early phase oncology studies. In the portfolio we have a big variety of studies like First Time in Human studies, big platform studies, DDI studies as well as small studies with healthy volunteers. You will work with (combinations of) targeted therapy, immune oncology and in the near future with CAR-T compounds. You will work in a cross-functional study management team with colleagues from various departments including Regulatory, Data Management, Statistics, Programming, Safety, Translation Science and Medical Writing. You will also closely work with vendors such as CRO’s, laboratories and various sites worldwide.
In this role you report to one of the Associate Directors Clinical Operations who is also based at our offices in Oss.
The difference between these two positions is that as a Senior Global Clinical Study Manager you will have more responsibilities and the projects are more complex. You can grow internally as a Global Clinical Study Manager into this position.
What will you be doing?
You coordinate and manage all the work required within the clinical trial(s), including:
• Reviewing the clinical research protocol, writing/reviewing (monitoring) plans, ICFs and other study-related documents.
• Managing one or more vendors (monitoring vendor; central laboratories, imaging vendor etc.), including contract review and negotiation and scope of work.
• Keep an overview of output and progress of the studies, proactively identify and resolve issues to complete the studies within time, budget and quality requirements.
• Supporting risk management and quality assurance.
• Monitoring deadlines for internal team members and external vendors.
• Guidance of Health Authority and EC submissions.
• Managing eTMF content.
• Supporting the study team in the preparation and execution of audits and inspections.
What do you bring?
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences or related studies.
• At least 4 years of clinical study experience with a CRO or a pharmaceutical company is a must.
• Experience with phase I, II and/or III clinical trials.
• Experience in oncology is a pre.
• Competencies: helicopter view, excellent communication & written skills, ‘can do mentality’, strong organisational skills, be pro-active, work accurately and being able to multitask. In addition you are meticulous, you have excellent problem solving skills are you are able to set priorities.
• Excellent command of the English language (both written and verbally). It would be a benefit if you speak Dutch.
What do we offer you?
• Dynamic, innovative and international working environment. You are part of the development of new drugs that can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones.
• The opportunity to really develop yourself; talent development and coaching are important themes for us.
• The opportunity to work in a small, close-knit team, where you can learn a lot from each other and count on one another. There is a great atmosphere which we believe is important for working as a team, constantly motivating one another.
• The opportunity to develop yourself further, for example, into a position offering even more responsibility. International growth (within AstraZeneca) is also one of the possibilities.
• Good salary and good benefits including 8% holiday allowance, 25 days’ leave on a full-time basis. You can work from home 1 day a week, collective pension with a fixed percentage, bonus scheme and laptop. Vitality of our colleagues is important to us, which is why you can exercise at a discount or make use our bicycle plan.
• We offer you an annual contract with the intention to extend this to an indefinite contract after one year.
You will work in the Clinical Operations Team in Oss which consists of 20 experienced professionals in various roles. We work closely with AstraZeneca’s Early Oncology Clinical Operations teams in Cambridge and Gaitersburgh. The culture in Oss is informal, a great team spirit and a willingness to share and learn from each other. We all work for the same purpose: to develop drugs that make a difference in patients’ quality of life.
The team is looking forward to welcoming new, energetic, experienced and inquisitive
At our international headquarters in Oss, more than 60 colleagues are working hard to develop new treatment options for patients with specific types of (blood) cancer. Together with our colleagues at our American subsidiary in San Francisco, we are committed to innovative drug research and development, especially in the field of hematological oncology.
In addition, we work closely with AstraZeneca, which acquired a majority stake in Acerta Pharma in February 2016. Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval for our drug for previously treated mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) patients at the end of October 2017, we have been working together to get approval for patients around the world. In addition, AstraZeneca and Acerta Pharma are collaborating on a large number of other innovative medicines with small molecules and biologic drugs to treat certain oncological diseases.
If you are interested and would like to apply we would like to receive your cover letter and CV.
You can upload your CV and cover letter at the bottom of the second page.
If you have any questions about this vacancy, our Recruitment Team, Caroline van Oppen, Karin Raadschelders and Cynthia Smit can be reached at email@example.com or by phone on +31(0)85 – 047 0244.